Search Results: "Elizabeth Spurr"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH by Sarah Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1996

"No tabloid hype here, but this authoritative biography has enough revealing nuggets scattered through an otherwise flat narrative to keep a royal watcher enthralled. (17 color and 39 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
In the year of her 70th birthday, Elizabeth II of England comes under scrutiny as mother (not quite good enough), wife (better), and constitutional monarch (outstanding). Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by David Starkey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2000

"Reveals a livelier Liz: lovely, clever, wise, and—like all the other Tudors—possessed of the 'besetting sin' of 'rapacity.' (16 pp. color photos and illustrations)"
In brisk, bracing prose, a freelance historian follows England's first Queen Elizabeth from birth to the early days of her reign. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of the best biographies of Elizabeth ever."
The Whitbread Award-winning author delivers an outstanding biography of Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Moloney says she found her voice through writing her memoir; readers, however, may not be able to follow what she's saying."
Ex-nun Moloney's debut memoir chronicles a life bound by the expectations of others, turned around with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, Jungian analysis and New Age spirituality. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by J. Randy Taraborrelli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"Overly worshipful, but you'd have to be quite jaded to be bored by this chronicle of a miniseries life."
Veteran diva-disher Taraborrelli, who has written about Cher, Madonna and Princess Grace, turns his pen on the silver screen starlet of the century. Read full book review >

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FARM LIFE by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2003

"Felicia Bond). (Picture book. 5-7)"
"Gray barn, gray barn, what do you house? / Nine straw-filled stalls with nine sleepy sows." Read full book review >

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THE GUMDROP TREE by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Simply gorgeous. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl gets a bag of gumdrops from her father. Read full book review >

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AT THE BEACH by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"While the youngster was pleasingly more self-reliant and self-assured in previous offerings, his play and his interactions with the natural world continue to ring true. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
As in In the Garden and In the Woods (both 2012), a young boy enjoys life in the great outdoors. Read full book review >

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MAMA'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The revelation about the uncle comes in clumsy dialogue that instead of protracting the suspense, dilutes it. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 8-10)"
This entry in the Chapters series is an amiable story without much sticking power. Read full book review >

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IN THE GARDEN by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"With a little water and tender loving care, it's a pleasure to watch this garden grow. (Board book. 1-3)"
It takes time for flowers to bloom, but the delightful fruits of this labor prove worth the wait. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"In short: monstrously dreadful. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Awkward rhymes, predictable situations and muddy illustrations combine to create a didactic look at bad behavior. Read full book review >